Team Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (LAAS) from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
The core team of LAAS-CNRS is composed of:
1 senior researcher: A. Franchi is the leader of the LAAS-CNRS team. He is an expert on conception and control of aerial vehicles, and mutual localization, control, and coordination of multi-robot systems. He is the head of the aerial robotics research unit of the RIS team at LAAS-CNRS.
2 postdocs: M. Tognon is the technical leader of the team. He has 5 years of experience in aerial physical interaction. A. E. Jimenez-Cano has significant experience on outdoor aerial vehicles.
2 engineers: A. Mallet has extensive experience in electrical and software engineering, and Q. Sablé has a strong mechanical engineering background.
4 PhD students: G. Silano and M. Jacquet work on the onboard vision-based perception and localization; D. Sanalitro works on the high-level mission, task and motion planning; and G. Corsini works on the design and control of the gripping mechanism.
5 master’s students: E. Umili, G. Petrucci, A. Afifi, Y. Abou Dorra, and E. Dantec
The research domains and technical competences of the members are truly complementary to each other and extensively cover all the skills needed to master the targeted robotic challenge.